Cinque Verde – 3-year-old filly; Karl Burke – Cinque Verde has caught the eye on both starts this season, most recently at Doncaster on Saturday. Travelling well on the stands side without cover, she moved through the race like a well handicapped horse but didn’t seem to quite get home over six furlongs, which had also been the case at Ripon the time before. She’s well worth a go over the minimum trip, or a less testing six furlongs, and appeals as the type to win races.
Follow over 5f on soft ground, or on a sharp 6f like Chester if the ground isn’t too testing.
Okeanos – 4-year-old gelding; Ivan Furtado – Okeanos is bred to be better than his low 60s rating and certainly shaped as though ahead of his mark last time out at Wolverhampton. He is speedily bred and related to sprinters, and he simply didn’t get home when ridden positively over a mile last time out. Dropped back in trip, he has more to come, and should handle turf on breeding.
Follow over 6f or 7f.
Racing Demon – 3-year-old gelding; Ed de Giles – Racing Demon showed little in six starts last year, but a gelding operation and the application of a hood seem to have improved him, and he looks like a horse that should be winning soon. He didn’t get home as well as Sparks Fly last time out, but that horse has gone in since, and Racing Demon travelled just as well as him. He is very adept on soft ground, and handles the all-weather, and a mark of 50 allows him to get into some very bad races.
Follow over 7f or 8f on soft ground or on the all-weather.